Saturday, August 1, 2009

Franny and Zooey - Sallinger

" I'm not afraid to compete. It's just the opposite. Don't you see that? I'm afraid I will compete- that's what scares me. That's why I quit the theatre Department. Just because I'm so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else's values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn't make it right. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. I'm sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash. "

- I'm pretty sure I have the courage to be a nobody, or maybe just the resignation. Or maybe I don't really believe that I am. I honestly don't know. -jc


  1. I think that was poingiant or however you spell it.